Coheed and Cambria announce new tour dates
w/ Saves The Day and Polyphia
new album, “The Color Before The Sun” available now
via 300 Entertainment
Fresh off a huge headlining tour which saw them play venues like Madison Square Garden in support of their new record, Coheed and Cambria are pleased to announce today upcoming tour dates with Saves The Day and Polyphia.
Kicking off in Seattle this September, the tour takes the band through U.S. markets including Austin and New Orleans, with a couple of stops in Canada and closing out at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. The band will also be touring through the UK this August, appearing at Leeds and Reading Festival, with additional dates with La Dispute and mewithoutYou.
Coheed and Cambria’s ten song album, The Color Before The Sun was released in October 2016 via 300 Entertainment, and marks a bold departure for the NY-based band. It was their first non-conceptual album, pausing the beloved Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing. “It’s very much a time capsule of my last two years,” Claudio Sanchez said in a Mic.com interview. “I created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I didn’t understand what a frontman or a singer entailed. And I was sort of afraid to share my stories, and I didn’t want my stories to be judged. So I created fictitious ones to essentially hide behind.”
Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun “a dramatic departure,” Noisey said the new album proves “there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album” and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added “the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs.” The Nerdist, who premiered the band’s ode to the ‘80s video for “You Got Spirit, Kid”, said the new music “features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades.”
The Color Before The Sun was Coheed and Cambria’s 6th consecutive Top 10 Billboard charting album, and their third to debut at #5 on the Billboard top current chart with 32,000 units sold. The record is available now via 300 Entertainment and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay. A limited edition, deluxe box set featuring two hardcover books, four different pieces of music housed in a die-cut slipcase and a bevy of exclusive content is available via www.coheedandcambria.com.
Praise for The Color Before the Sun:
“No longer hiding behind his creation (the protagonists of which gave his band their name), Sanchez is finally unafraid of how fans might react to a Coheed and Cambria record inspired by the story of Claudio Sanchez of New York rather than Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon of Heaven’s Fence. The result is a refreshingly honest, even inspirational album.”
– Consequence of Sound
“By now, everyone knows Coheed can shred their instruments to pieces. What is surprising is how impassioned these guys sound jamming on some good ol’ fashioned, emo-leaning rock ‘n’ roll.”
– Culture Collide
“An attempt to demonstrate his ability to “[expose] his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective” rather than through the façade of a fictional character (like the protagonist of The Amory Wars, Claudio Kilgannon) the record nevertheless packs both the themes (such as love, fear, responsibility, and destiny) and sonic tapestries diehard devotees have come to expect.”
“For the first time, Sanchez and co. have written
a collection of songs completely independent of the fiction, and the result is undoubtedly Coheed’s most personal, heartfelt album to date.”
– Sputnik Music
“With The Color Before The Sun, Coheed & Cambria are going bare bones in a sense. Now, this doesn’t mean that the record is somehow boring or limited; it’s certainly not.”
– New Noise
“In terms of musical expression, it presents the band at their most minimalist. Recorded live, The Color Before The Sun grooves with passion, purity and purpose far denser than the band’s recent releases. Cutting down on complex riffage, sparse medleys and tangent, essentially everything poured into The Color Before The Sun shines with purpose.”
– Under The Gun Review